After two successful years in Anaheim, WonderCon is staying there for the third year in a row, as revealed on the show’s official page. The 2014 show will be held April 18, 19, and 20, which is Easter. The show drew over 56,000 attendees last time, and seems to be growing.
It isn’t quite clear why WonderCon isn’t returning to the Bay Area, it’s home of 26 years, but officials at the Moscone Center have thus far shown no signs of wanting the show back, which makes them, as far as we can tell, big poopy pants, because comic-cons are big business everywhere else.
Exhibitor applications are available now; badge information, guess, hotels and the rest will be coming soonish.
With hotels, badges and booths much easier to get to than the Big Show in San Diego, and yet a still stellar entertainment line-up, and of course, fabulous comics guests, WonderCon is becoming an increasingly popular relaxing alternative to Comic-Con madness. We keep hearing rumors of a revamped show for northern California but nothing solid. We’ll let you know when we hear.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.